Monday, August 29, 2016

Title: Wide Open Spaces
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds

That moment your life changes.
That moment that changes your life.
That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.
That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty.
There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son.

Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.


 Wide Open Spaces begins with Shelby coming back to her hometown after being gone for fifteen years. She and her husband got divorced not too long ago, and her son is still get use to it, and being so far away. 

However, she never realized that the love of her life would be living right next door with his children as well. But, that's what happened when she moved back  home, Zach is also the sheriff of the town and has been divorced for years. 

When Shelby comes back home Zach realizes this is his chance to get her back and get past the old hurts. 

This book was not for me. I could get over the fact that the hero and heroine put their baby up for adoption and then the hero does something stupid a year later and has more children then marries that baby's mama, but didn't step up and marry the love of his life. This was sort of explained, but it was never actually explained why he didn't marry or at least stay with the heroine. 

But, all that aside I really couldn't "feel" anything when I read the book. I felt like everything went by so quickly it was hard to grasp what the characters were actually feeling, and that made things not so good for me reading it. 

I thought I would like this one because it was a different type of story, but really the whole "adoption" thing was only an issue a few times, and then poof it was magically okay. 

So, this one was not for me, and I do not like it. 
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